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Profiling from Sentry: Identify and Eliminate Performance Bottlenecks with Code-level Insight

Users are complaining about slow load times and you’ve thrown logs, traces, and metrics — heck, the entire kitchen sink of performance monitoring — at your application, but you still can’t figure out the source of the bottleneck. Maybe you missed adding instrumentation to something in the critical path, or you’re simply testing in an environment vastly different from the ones your users are experiencing in production.


Profiling Using Java Agents

The core functionality of the Java Instrumentation API lies in its ability to modify the bytecode of classes being executed by the virtual machine. This capability allows for a range of monitoring tasks to be carried out, such as event recording and data gathering, which can provide valuable insights into an application's performance and behavior.


Pyroscope and Grafana Phlare join together to accelerate adoption of continuous profiling, the next pillar of observability

We are happy to announce that Pyroscope, the company behind the eponymous open source continuous profiling project, is now part of Grafana Labs. With this acquisition, we will be merging the Pyroscope project and Grafana Phlare, the project we launched last year, under the new name Grafana Pyroscope. We first met the Pyroscope team, led by co-founders Ryan Perry and Dmitry Filimonov, as they were graduating from Y Combinator. Like Grafana Labs, they have open source in their DNA.


Profiling Beta for Python and Node.js

A couple months ago, we launched Profiling in alpha for users on Python and Node.js SDKs — today, we’re moving Profiling for Python and Node.js to beta. Profiling is free to use while in beta — more updates to come when we near GA. Profiling is a critical tool for helping catch performance bottlenecks in your code. Sentry’s profiler gets you down to the exact file/line number in your code that is causing a slow-running query.


Profiling 101: Why profiling?

This is part 2 of a 3-part series on profiling. If you’re not yet familiar with the what profiling is, check out the first part in our series. By this point, you’re probably already convinced that good performance is important for your app’s success. There are many tools available for performance, but profiling in production with a modern profiling tool is one of the easiest and most effective ways to get a full understanding of your app’s performance.


Profiling 101: What is profiling?

The performance of your app matters. From ensuring a good user experience to retaining users, performance makes a difference in your app’s success. Using the right tools can make it easier to ensure your code is meeting your performance goals, before you have to switch to a bigger EC2 instance or users start complaining. One of the best tools in a developer’s toolbox for ensuring good performance is profiling.

Profiling: Buzzword or Critical Observability Tool? | Snack of the Week

Profiling may seem like the latest buzzword in the monitoring and observability world, but profiling tools have actually been in use for decades. I’m going to quickly explain what profiling is and why modern profilers are getting so much attention lately.